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Christian Piatt: Jesus told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph.

August 7, 2014

imagePiatt is really talking about a twitter-type nut job (or a self-proclaimed messiah), not someone who perhaps thinks the shroud is genuine. At least that is how I read him in a recent posting in his blog on the Progressive Christian Channel at Patheos.

No, I don’t mean he speaks to me while I’m in the throes of prayer or comes to me in my dreams. He actually talks to me through twitter. A lot. And he’s pretty weird.

Yesterday he told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph. I’m starting to think this Jesus is a little bit…off.

We have no shortage of messiahs among us, it seems. From David Koresh types who steer their cult followers toward an untimely death to self-proclaimed Twitter messiahs, there are always plenty of folks claiming to be the embodiment of the Christian second coming.

I wonder if Jesus had any idea what a great setup for nut jobs he was leaving behind when he said he’d come back some day.

Who is Christian Piatt? We have encountered him three times in this blog already:

  1. Nabber
    August 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Not a Christian.

  2. Julian
    August 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Piatt: I wonder if Jesus had any idea what a great setup for nut jobs he was leaving behind when he said he’d come back some day.

    Matthew 24: 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [l]Christ,’ or ‘[m]There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will [n]show great [o]signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the [p]elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

  3. Angel
    August 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    All those who hear the voice of Yahoshua are not necessarily nut jobs.

    Who man has targeted (in his own arrogance) to be a nut, God may have chosen in His wisdom to be His messenger. A person who claims to hear God’s voice is not claiming to be the Messiah and should not be labeled a false prophet.

    With reference to visitations and dreams, there are none among us (Christians or otherwise) who are able to deduce, with certainty, who Yahoshua has or has not chosen to visit.

    For it is written, concerning the last days,

    Acts 2:17
    And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams

    Joel 2:28
    And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

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